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the-shadow-of-ksper:

Set of characters from AHS: Coven.

I had to let one out ‘cause I can’t upload more than 10 images. 

I’m uploading it in my second profile ‘cause I don’t want to do it twice on the official one.

Official profile: KSPER

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Journal 0: Forewords AKA About me

Last night, my boyfriend and I agreed that we should start journaling our days… And we thought, why not use our Tumblogs? so here I go…

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dorwellexplorer:

Kyoto, Japan, 1960 - National Geographic

dorwellexplorer:

Kyoto, Japan, 1960 - National Geographic

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indonesianhistory:

Gusti Raden Mas Poetra of Yogyakarta in dancing costume, c. 1899.

indonesianhistory:

Gusti Raden Mas Poetra of Yogyakarta in dancing costume, c. 1899.

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jeannepompadour:

Indonesian Princess by Isaac Israëls,1890

jeannepompadour:

Indonesian Princess by Isaac Israëls,1890

(via indonesianhistory)

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bernardisgross:

Indochine - L’aventurier (1982)

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kafkasapartment:

La Vie Parisienne,Vol de Pekin à Paris, June 1928. Chéri Hérouard 1881 - 1961.

kafkasapartment:

La Vie Parisienne,Vol de Pekin à Paris, June 1928. Chéri Hérouard 1881 - 1961.

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skwdh:

Magnificent anthropology photography by half french half Indonesian officer, Jean Demmeni (1866 - 1939). He travels extensively throughout east indies archipelago (modern day: Indonesia). 

Demmeni’s photographs vividly portrays life in colonial Indonesa make them important as a historical chronicle apart from their artistic value. These 5 photos portrays the women and their occupation in early 20th century. The dignity of these Indonesian women shine through, even in the pictures that hint at the hardships of life under colonial yoke. 

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indonesianhistory:

Bringing back photos of Kartini School because today (April 21) is her day!

Kartini School is a female-only school established by the Van Deventer Foundation based on Raden Ajeng Kartini’s wish. The first school was opened in Semarang, 1912.

Conrad Theodore van Deventer (1847 - 1915) was one of the major Ethical Policy (politik etis) figures. In 1899, he wrote for De Gids magazine that the Netherlands owed their prosperity to the colonies, so it would be reasonable for the Netherlands to give back in return of what they got from the colonies, which majorly included Dutch East Indies.

When Kartini’s letters were published as a book in 1911, he was moved by it that he supported the idea of a female school to empower women.Started from Semarang, Kartini schools started operating in several other regions such as Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Malang, Madiun,  and Cirebon.

The pictures you see above are scenes from Kartini School of Bogor (then Buitenzorg), which opened on July 22, 1918.

  • The students with their teachers, Miss Avelingh and Mrs. Goes, 1920. 
  • The opening of Kartini School, May 2, 1915. The address is noted to be Panaragan St. 19, Bogor.
  • Girls playing at the school yard, 1920.
  • First-year students in a class, 1920. They are seemed to be taught Dutch.
  • Group portraits of the students, 1920.
  • Teachers of the school, 1920 - 1930.
  • First year students, ca. 1920.
  • Miss Avelingh and the primary students, ca. 1920 - 1930.
  • Mrs. Van Ameron with the 7th grade teachers and students, ca. 1920.
  • The (new?) school building—-opened in 1918, but the photograph is dated 1920.

Extra

New students posing before the dormitory door, 1920 - 1930, Bogor Kartini School.

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sadurday:

One of the sadder stories that arose from the end of the Qing monarchy was the story of Wan Rong, otherwise known as the Last Empress of China 婉容皇后. She was chosen at the age of 17 to marry a powerless monarch. This beautiful well educated girl from one of Manchuria’s best families was to be turned into a wasted emotionally wrecked drug addict by her loveless marriage in 1922 to the last emperor of China, PuYi 溥儀. Cast by the same ill political winds that buffeted her husband, she was rumored to have had an illicit affair with her driver, resulting in a scandalous pregnancy that was hushed up with the murder of the delivered baby and the exile of the paramour. Following the defeat of the Japanese empire and their lost hold of Manchuria, she eventually fell into the hands of communist forces. After a short period, she died in prison reportedly from a combination of malnutrition and opium withdrawal in 1946, at the age of 39.
Despite Wan Rong’s seeming fairy tale marriage to Qing royalty, it was to bring her nothing but pain, suffering, humiliation, and an unfortunate early death.

sadurday:

One of the sadder stories that arose from the end of the Qing monarchy was the story of Wan Rong, otherwise known as the Last Empress of China 婉容皇后. She was chosen at the age of 17 to marry a powerless monarch. This beautiful well educated girl from one of Manchuria’s best families was to be turned into a wasted emotionally wrecked drug addict by her loveless marriage in 1922 to the last emperor of China, PuYi 溥儀. Cast by the same ill political winds that buffeted her husband, she was rumored to have had an illicit affair with her driver, resulting in a scandalous pregnancy that was hushed up with the murder of the delivered baby and the exile of the paramour. Following the defeat of the Japanese empire and their lost hold of Manchuria, she eventually fell into the hands of communist forces. After a short period, she died in prison reportedly from a combination of malnutrition and opium withdrawal in 1946, at the age of 39.

Despite Wan Rong’s seeming fairy tale marriage to Qing royalty, it was to bring her nothing but pain, suffering, humiliation, and an unfortunate early death.

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